Friday, September 28, 2012

Quilting in the Mountains

Blue Mountain Lodge was really humming Sept. 12-13 as 28 Blanding quilters enjoyed 24 hours of “pure” sewing and a little bit of sleep.  Two instructional workshops were given.  Norma Madden taught how to do the pioneer braid and Crystal Day, owner of  It’s Sew Moab,  showed how to make a stack and whack stained glass quilt. By the end of the last day, Nancy Kimmerle had finished a full sized pioneer braid quilt. “I don’t like UFO’s (Unfinished Projects) laying around my house,” she said!

It took me a year, but I finally finished my pioneer braid.

The Maughan Lodge is a perfect place for an activity such as this!

 Partnering with the guild was USU extension services.  Gloria Eberling and Lou Mueller gave a presentation and also helped provide the evening meal.  It was a beautiful setting, and great camaraderie with quilters of all ages and interests attending.  Many quilters worked on their own projects. 

I really enjoyed this workshop retreat, but have yet to finish the two quilts.  I've just been too busy with family histories this year -- maybe next winter!

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